More casting news has developed on the vampire front. The latest addition to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a talented actor who hails from an acting dynasty. According to Empire, Jack Huston has signed on to star as Royce King II in the film that will hit theaters next year. He’ll be joining the current Twilight roster which includes staples Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.
Find out more on his role after the jump…
Royce King II is a character who will only appear in a flashback in the film, which means the 26 year old Huston probably won’t get any screen time with “R. Pattz.” His character, is “a human who is indirectly responsible for the vampire transformation of Rosalie Hale (Nikki Reed), during the Great Depression.” He’s also described as being a bit of a “cad.” Perhaps he’ll seduce Rosalie, and end up putting her in harms way, which causes her to get turned.
Huston is the nephew of actors Angelica and Danny Huston, as well as the grandson of John, and the great-grandson of Walter Huston. Talk about tough shoes to fill. Eclipse will hit theaters next summer on June 10th. It’s going to be weird having a Twilight film in the summer. The subject matter just lends itself to the fall and winter months.
What do you think about the latest edition to Eclipse?